College Baseball

Hawks offer southpaw starter plenty of run support

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 am

SAINT LEO, Fla. -- The Quincy University baseball team picked up its first series victory of the season Saturday, finishing a three-game set against Saint Leo University with an 11-3 victory at Thomas B. Southard Stadium.

The Hawks won the opening and closing games of the series behind solid starting pitching from its left-handers.

This time it was junior southpaw Sam Stephens with five quality innings. He struck out five, walked three and allowed one run and one hit. It helped that he was staked to a three-run lead before ever taking the mound.

With two outs in the top of the first inning, Quincy left fielder Zach Parks singled to right-center field and designated hitter Tyler Carpenter followed with a double to right-center. First baseman Lance Logsdon drove in both runners with a double down the right-field line, and he scored on right fielder Justin Eads' single to center.

Parks drove in a run with a single in the fourth, and Eads delivered an RBI single in the fifth as the lead grew to 6-1. Center fielder Nolan Snyder had an RBI single in the seventh and capped the Hawks' offensive onslaught with a two-run home run in the ninth.

Logsdon went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs, while third baseman Gino D'Alessio and second baseman Lane Baremore both went 3 for 5.